About the Toucan Team
We are a small family owned & operated business. Consisting of Sam (Auto Technician), JoLeen (Office Manager), and Tuff and Stella (the greeting committee).
Sam and his wife JoLeen are the parents of 4 children. Matthew and Fiancée Desi and their daughter Ellie of Evenston, WY., Isaac and wife Lindsay of Greenland, MI. Bradley of Atlantic Mine, MI. a 2017 graduate and is currently pursuing a career as an EMT and Emma of Atlantic Mine, MI. currently in high school.
Sam has been in business of his own since 2002 but has been a mechanic since 1989. Sam will work on basically anything and everything. In the 30+ years that he has been repairing vehicles it does not matter who the auto manufacturer is, Sam has the knowledge and experience and equipment to do it all. Sam worked the business for 12 years on his own until his wife and son joined his team. He is a 16 year volunteer member of the Adams Township fire and First Responders.
Sam enjoys camping, traveling, off roading, hunting, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
With the growing demand of the business, JoLeen came aboard in 2014 full time. Prior to she worked for a local accounting firm until their third child was born then was at home raising their 4 children and worked as an aide at the local Elementary School.
JoLeen and Sam reside in Atlantic Mine with 2 of their 4 children left at home. She enjoys camping, traveling, off roading, hunting, reading, crafting, gardening and spending quality time with her family and special friends.
JoLeen takes care of the daily aspects of the business while Sam and Jacob do the repairs. She is the face you will see as soon as you step foot in the door. She not only handles office work, but understands what needs to be done.
Jacob Ross joined our team in June of 2018. He is a resident of Dollar Bay, MI and resides there with his fiancée Dawn and her son Korbin and kitty Peaches. Jacob was born and raised in Painesdale and has been a long time family friend of the Jenkins family. Jacob enjoys snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, tinkering on small engines and spending time with family and friends in his spare time.
Tuff & Stella
They are among the greeting committee of the shop. They are a father daughter combo that greet you with their friendly faces when you step in the door. They spend each and every day at the shop. Their main job is to sleep and get under your feet while the rest of us are hard at work. They have many visitors that stop in just to see them and bring them treats.